About This Program

Department of Physical Education and Health Education

Springfield College has a reputation for being a leader in the fields of physical education and movement studies. And, we can back it up.

Our movement and sports studies major offers a comprehensive understanding of the scientific and social foundations of movement and its cultural forms of dance, sports, games, and exercise. The major includes concentrations in physical education, physical and health education (dual program), and adventure education.

Graduates of the movement and sports studies program work in school and community-based agencies, including public and private schools, YMCAs, and recreational facilities. Graduates also pursue graduate education in movement and sports studies, athletic administration, sport management, adapted physical education, and health promotion.

Studying Movement and Sports Studies (Physical Education) At Springfield College

Springfield College physical education and health education students presented at the recent MAHPERD Convention in Worcester, Mass.

Students Present at MAHPERD 2016

Our students are making an impact on the field before graduation.

Springfield College students presented on differentiated learning at the Massachusetts Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Convention. The students cited their fieldwork as a benefit when presenting because they already had industry knowledge and experience on what they were presenting.